Ted Genoways was educated at Nebraska Wesleyan University (B.A.), Texas Tech University (M.A.), the University of Virginia (M.F.A.), and the University of Iowa, where he is currently a doctoral candidate in English. He is the author of Bullroarer (Northeastern, 2001), winner of the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize, the Natalie Ornish Poetry Award, and the Nebraska Book Award. His other awards include a Pushcart Prize, a 2003 NEA Fellowship in Poetry, and two Guy Owen Poetry Prizes from Southern Poetry Review. He is the editor of six books: Joseph Kalar's Papermill: Poems, 1927-1935 (Illinois, 2005), Walt Whitman: The Correspondence, Volume VII (Iowa, 2004), Hard Time: Life in a State Prison, 1849-1914 (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2002), The Selected Poems of Miguel Hernández (Chicago, 2001), A Perfect Picture of Hell: Eyewitness Accounts by Civil War Prisoners from the 12th Iowa (Iowa, 2001), and Burning the Hymnal: The Uncollected Poems of William Kloefkorn (Slow Tempo, 1994). He is also the author of three chapbooks: The Dead Have a Way of Returning (Brooding Heron, 1997), The Cow Caught in the Ice (Soundpost, 1999), and Anna, washing (Parallel, 2001). In addition to Ploughshares, his poems have appeared in DoubleTake, New England Review, The New Republic, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, The Progressive, Shenandoah, and Southern Review. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he edits Virginia Quarterly Review, for which he received the 2004 Parnassus Award for Significant Editorial Achievement from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals and a 2005 National Magazine Award nomination in General Excellence.
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